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Transcript of Clara Barton
Who is Clara?
When the Civil War first started she as working at the patents office in Washington. At age 60 (1881) she founded the American Red Cross and led it for the next 23 years. She spoke to many describing her war experiences in more than 300 lectures and was awarded a war hero. By the force of her personal example she opened paths to the new field of volunteer service.
She began soliciting donations and supplies, within six months she had filled three warehouses. She bought perishables like bread with her own funds and distributed food at military hospitals. Once the hospitals were better organized and flooded with female volunteers. Barton had ships and trains carrying back wounded men from the war front and treated them at her new hospital. The next step was to get to the battlefield itself. Later in the war she was appointed head nurse in the two-corps Army. She also organized various corps hospitals in Virginia. Then spentmost of 1865 assembling information on missing men and marking graves. She saved many men from dying, and gave families food and was 'the nurse of the Civil War.'
What is her impact on the Civil war?
Why is she important?
Her intense devotion to serving others resulted in enough achievement to fill several ordinary lifetimes and still lives on as Red Cross is still helping people in need
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"Founder Clara Barton." Clara Barton. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 May 2014. <http://www.redcross.org/about-us/history/clara-barton>.
"National Women's History Museum." Education & Resources. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 May 2014. <http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/clara-barton/>.
This is one of Clara's volunteer nurses
This is Clara with her family
This is Clara in her Red Cross uniform